Monday 18 October 2021 

Seniors Final Assembly

We had the final whole school assembly for Year 12 on Friday. It went very well. The Seniors invited me to join them since I am leaving at the end of the year and that was appreciated.

The two STAC (Student Advisory Council) Reps for Year 7 to 11 each had complimentary things to say about the Seniors—they really have been terrific leaders. It’s as it should be. With good parents trusting us with their beautiful children from Year 7 and after six years at Marymount with people like Mr Geoff Browne, Heads of Year like Mrs Cathy Cooper and Mr Nigel Ward at each year level, good pastoral teaching and subject teaching, it would be remarkable if it were not so. Well done all.

We congratulated the Year 12 students. We told them we were proud of them, of who they have become and we recognised the good work of their family, friends and teachers. We reminded them that school and study continue to Thursday ahead of the first External Exams on Friday 22 October. With these exams continuing over the following three weeks they need a firm study plan and they need to stick to their plan. Their teachers will be available throughout the Exam Period.

We also reminded the Seniors to look out for each other and keep safe, as they celebrate their Graduation on Tuesday 16 November and Formal on Thursday 18 November. 

College Leaders 2022

Congratulations to the following students on their selection for the 2022 College Leadership Team.

Captains - Lily Puffett & Nicholas Ranson
Vice Captains - Jack Isaacs & Charlotte Threlfall
Academic - Caitlin Marshall & Max Tanaka
Sport - Keely Whatman & Zachary Wren
Cultural - Charli Ackerman & Corey Nolan
Spiritual - Jessica Eaton & Lachlan Edgar
Allambee House - Taine Dawson & Charlie Ricketts
Bulimah House - Milla Ferguson & Jaxon Rodgers
Katandra House - Lucas Berezwick & Josie McCabe
Patanga House - Charli Greedy & Jasper Williams

Gold Coast Debating Competition

On Sunday evening, our Intermediate B debating team of Mason Field, Benjamin Edwards, Jack Ross, Lachlan Lake, and Alexander Francis competed in the Grand Final of the Gold Coast Debating Competition, 2021. Coached by Assistant Head of English, Ms Jennifer Gorman, the boys have developed into a formidable team. Along the way, they have forged friendships due to the gruelling cognitive demands and time pressures of short preparation debating.
Competing against Lords Lutheran Ormeau Rivers, the team argued for the affirmative that ‘Children should be further protected from the media’. It was a vigorous debate with Lords narrowly taking out the win. We commend the boys for their exemplary and dedicated representation of our college. Special congratulations go to our second speaker, Jack Ross, who won Speaker of the Debate award.
Lastly, thank you to the parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have shown the utmost support for the team. Their help with driving to and from venues, their interest and conversations around topics, and their support as members of the audience, have demonstrated a deep sense of community and care for the team, which is more valuable than any trophy.

We also recognise for their commitment and efforts of the other teams who represented the College in the Gold Coast Debating Competition this year. The coaches have all agreed that these students are a talented group. We hope they will continue debating into the future.
Junior B team
Helena Francis, Brooke Bray, Damon Hawkins, Prince Sidiangco, and Amelia de Valence, coached by Jenna Lidbetter, Jack Mitchell, and Anita Hazell
Intermediate B team
Porsha Cush, Halle Wiblen, Mikayla Hopkins, and Slade Shinners, coached by Tia King and Tim Rowe
Senior B team
Sophia Sweeny, Lucy Fisher, Shamus Young, Luc Campbell, and Isabella Dean, coached by Rhea Byrne and Mallory Lowe.

2022 student voice priority

For the first time, all BCE secondary school students will be given the opportunity to vote on the Student Voice Priority.

At the recent online Festival of Ideas, a series of action cafés covering six topics enabled BCE students to identify issues they would like to see the Student Voice team tackle in 2022. A Sway with a voting link was emailed to all secondary school students by the end of Week 2, Term 4 inviting them to participate in the vote and giving them instructions on how to vote. Voting closes on Monday, 25 October 2021. We encourage all students to open the link, consider the issues and have a say.

All Schools Sport

Just when we get to the time of year when we feel team sports should be over, the end of Term 3 All Schools Competitions arrive.

These are mostly played, Thursday through to Sunday. All Schools Competition actually began with Oztag early in Term 2. They played on a Friday and up to lunchtime on Saturday and all our teams were well placed on the tables. The competition held in Brisbane was unfortunately ended at that stage due to COVID restrictions. Our teams could have been champions.

The recent All Schools competitions began with Senior Basketball at Carrara Stadium at the end of Term 3. We had an Open Boys team, coached by Jodi Hamilton, who stepped up for Mr Nigel Ward, who was in lockdown south of the border. Mr Simon Rezo and Mr Kris Symons provided great support, but close losses hurt the boy's chances, yet parents appreciated the effort by the players and all involved.

As we began Term 4, we’ve had All Schools Touch, with three girls teams—13s (Ms Bianca Zorn), 15s (Ms Hannah Richardson) and Opens (Mr Matt Carroll)—and two boys teams—13s and open boys (Mr Michael Nesdale & Mr Jack Mitchell). Unfortunately, all five teams were grouped into strong pools and none were able to progress to the finals.  

Finally, in the past week—Thursday through Sunday—we had the All Schools Junior Basketball. The Boys (Mrs Jodi Hamilton) played really well, yet missed key games by a point and played off for fifth. The Junior Girls (Mr Nigel Ward) also narrowly lost a couple of key games. (Mr Kris Symons was manager.)

Matt Carroll’s comments following the outcome of the All Schools Touch in the first week of Term probably sums up the sentiment for all of these Teams: 

The performances of all teams are to be celebrated as they represented the College with pride, exhibiting the values we aim to instil in all of our teams, those of commitment, teamwork, fair play, and positivity. All students involved were terrific ambassadors for our College and we can be very proud of them all.

And there’s more - Junior Girls AFLQ Streets Smart Queensland Knockout

Our Junior Girls AFL team had to catch up on schoolwork and exams as they kept on winning round after round through Term 3.

The good news, however, is that in the play-off for 3 and 4 on Sunday they won 92-12 to finish 3rd in the State. Had they not been paired to play the eventual winner in the semi-finals on Friday, they would have won on Friday, probably still have been beaten on Sunday and finished second. While Ms Hannah Richardson, Ms Jessica Berryman and Mr Tim Rowe took the girls to the finals, Mr Matt Carroll and Mr Cameron Francis stepped in for the semi-final and final. The girls won their playoff game against The Cathedral College Rockhampton 92-12 to finish 3rd. The parents who attended were delighted. Well done girls.

Fittingly, Mr Matt Carroll was presented with the QAFL Secondary Schools Volunteer Ambassador of The Year after the grand final at Maroochydore on Sunday afternoon. Well done Matt.

Chris Noonan

2022 School Fee Changes

During Term 3, a focus for Marymount College was the preparation of the 2022 school budget. This work aimed to ensure we can continue to provide the best education for your child and protect the financial sustainability of the school. 

Two main factors are influencing our 2022 school fees:
  • a new government funding model which determines our school’s fees are based on student needs and calculated on a Direct Measure of Income (DMI) score, and
  • a review of the sibling discount for consistency across all Brisbane Catholic Education schools. 
These factors have resulted in the following changes to our 2022 school fees:  
  1. an overall 3.0% increase in school fees and levies
  2. sibling discounts will be as follows:
  • 1st child    100% tuition fee charged
  • 2nd child    75% tuition fee charged
  • 3rd child    65% tuition fee charged
  • 4th child    40% tuition fee charged
  • Additional children    no tuition fee charge charged
I appreciate that an increase in fees can be difficult for some families. If you have any concerns about the 2022 school fees, please contact the school to discuss your family’s circumstances.

Julie Edds
Business Manager
Monday 18 October

Tuesday 19 October
College Sports Award Luncheon
6:00pm Year 7 2022 Information Evening

Wednesday 20 October

Thursday 21 October
7:00am STAC Breakfast
Year 9 RSE Day
Recreational Sport 

Friday 22 October
Monday 25 October
Year 12 External Exams

Tuesday 26 October

Wednesday 27 October

Thursday 28 October
Recreational Sport

Friday 29 October
Year 9 Currumbin Sanctuary Excursion

Month of Rosary

The Feast of St Francis of Assisi celebrated this year on 4 October, heralded the beginning of a very full Term 4 last week.

October is also the month of the Rosary, which presents an opportunity to reconnect with this beautiful prayer and grow some more in the understanding of what it really is about. So, with that in mind, all are encouraged to pray some of the Rosary each day and to learn more about the sets of Mysteries.

Year 6 Formation Day

Congratulations to the 21 students from Years 9 and 10 who spent Wednesday 6 October working as co-facilitators for the Year 6 Formation Day which was held at Marymount Primary School.

These students undertook some training for the role in Term 3. Year 6 students from local catholic primary schools gathered at Marymount for the day and, led by Stephanie Unger from BCE,a very fun-filled and meaningful day was enjoyed by everyone. The theme was Living Saints—Be the Attitude focused on what it means to be a saint. College students led small group activities, some of which were based on the Beatitudes and the lives of a variety of Saints both old and new. The College students ably demonstrated their personal leadership qualities, through their own excellent engagement and ability to fully involve the younger students.

Year 8 Reflection Day

Year 8 students, accompanied by their PC teachers, enjoyed the Year 8 Reflection Day on Tuesday last at Bond University.

Amongst the many activities, the students were gradually drawn out of their comfort zones to get to know other students they had not yet met since beginning Year 7. They considered technology usage, study habits, symbols and Sacraments, worked in groups and generally had a lot of fun whilst moving towards prayer and reflection. Thanks to Michael Fitzpatrick’s skill in drawing the students forward to get the most from the day, the blessings received are many and ongoing. Thank you also to Fr Jack Ho for visiting the Year 8s for their very important day.

Catholic Mission

Next weekend 23-24 October is Catholic Mission weekend.

Several College and Primary students have already completed training to be ambassadors, presenting this year’s campaign at all Parish Masses. The focus country for 2021 is Thailand and, specifically, the work of the Good Shepherd Sisters there.

Marymount Mob Graduation

Congratulations to Year 12 members of Marymount Mob whose graduation was celebrated by the group at a special liturgy in Mary Mother of Mercy Church last week.

Usually, this ceremony is held at St Stephen's Cathedral but restrictions over the past year have led to it taking place at the College. Thank you to our Parish Priest, Padre Morgan Batt for presiding at this liturgy.

Year 12 Farewell Assembly

The past two fully packed weeks were completed with the Year 12 Final Assembly on Friday last.

Our Year 12s now face the External Exams before their Graduation Liturgy and Formal. Please remember them and their parents in your prayers, in this intense period of exam preparation.

Loving God, as our Year 12 students prepare to take their exams, we remind ourselves that their value is not based on their performance or results. Help them not only with these exams but the many tests of life that are sure to come their way. Help them to remain focused and confident in their knowledge and ability and may they know that no matter what happens you are there with them. We also pray for the parents and families of our Year 12s who will also experience the stresses and strains of this period. May they be blessed with patience, understanding and resilience. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Dolores Maitland

Marymount Mob Graduation Liturgy

On Thursday 14 October, we celebrated the graduation of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, with a special Liturgy at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Church, presided over by Padre Morgan. 

This location made it possible for our guest list to expand, and as a result, the occasion was made even more special by the presence of our Graduates’ parents, younger College Mob students, Year 6 Mob students from Marymount Primary, staff from both campuses, and a representative from BCE as well.
We see the strength of the connection between our Mob students when they are called upon to show their support for another at significant times like these. Many students overcame their nerves to take on the roles of readers, singers, and presenters as their contribution towards farewelling Olivia Breeze, Taylor Drummond-Wills, Fynn Faraone, Blake Fischer, and Zoe Riddell.  Our Seniors showed their appreciation in return, with their own reflections on their time with the Marymount Mob.
During their years as part of the College’s Indigenous Program, our students are taught the importance of giving back to community, in return for the abundance of opportunities that are offered to them.  Luke’s Gospel reiterated this message, telling us, “Give, and there will be gifts for you: a full measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over … the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given back”. 
Likewise, the words of Padre Morgan, Mr Noonan and Mr Shaw urged everyone present to demonstrate compassion, mercy and forgiveness as they journey through life, for we are not always aware of the stories that have shaped the people we meet along the way.
We will miss Olivia, Taylor, Fynn, Blake and Zoe next year, and leave them with this message:  Hold the sacredness of this land close to your heart. Remember your days at Marymount College with fondness, as we will remember you. May the spirits of the Ancestors watch over you and keep you safe. May you be blessed, with every success.
Monica Weatherall
Indigenous Mentor

Park Safe Vehicles - Licence Plate Recognition (LPR)

Advice for parents, carers, guardians and drivers 

The City of Gold Coast (City) wants to ensure that motorists comply with school zone road rules at and around schools to achieve a safer environment for children and the broader school community. These rules also help to optimise traffic movement and safety. 

Please take extra care and obey the signed parking rules when parking on the roads and streets around the school. 

Park Safe Vehicles - Licence Plate Recognition (LPR)

As part of the City Parking Plan 2015 to improve parking behaviour on the Gold Coast, City Parking Officers will soon patrol the city (including key school zones) using vehicles, clearly badged as “Park Safe” vehicles.  These vehicles use Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) which is camera technology fitted to Park Safe vehicles to ensure motorists are parking safely. 

Park Safe will operate on school days at student drop-off and pick-up times focusing on pedestrian areas around schools. If a vehicle is found to be parked illegally the City will issue an infringement notice to the registered vehicle owner by post.

Offences to be aware of: 
  • stopping 20 metres before or 10 metres after a signposted crossing
  • stopping 20 metres before or 10 metres after a bus stop
  • stopping within 10 metres of an intersection or corner
  • stopping within a bus zone (bayed area)
  • stopping on a footpath or nature strip within a built-up area
  • stopping in a way that restricts access to a driveway
  • stopping on a yellow painted line
  • stopping in a loading zone
  • double parking for any period of time.
Park safely and legally to avoid a fine.
For more information visit

School service updates due to Queensland border closure

A reminder that Surfside Bustlines services (both urban route & school services) are not currently operating cross border.

Students residing in New South Wales who catch a Queensland service should contact TransLink on 131230 should they require assistance with temporary service deviations or require further clarification on current service disruptions/ information. 

Patrons may also visit or for the latest travel information. 

We continue to work closely with TransLink and Transport for NSW to act on official health and transport advice and to minimise any impacts of the border restrictions. 

Stay home if you are unwell

It is essential that staff and students do not come to school if they are unwell

The Chief Health Officer directions are: 

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, must get tested.
Symptoms include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of smell and/or taste
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Other symptoms people may experience include muscle or joint pain, and loss of appetite.
To find your nearest testing clinic, please visit our website linked below, or contact your local hospital, or call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84). 
Good grief, this hurts! presents a free educational webinar to build awareness and skills for supporting a child or young person who has experienced the traumatic death of someone close to them.

The webinar is open to anyone in the community supporting a child or young person impacted
by traumatic death. It will provide an opportunity to hear from bereaved parents and experienced service providers as well as offering an
engaging panel discussion.

Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
Time: 9am-11am
Register: By 19 October 2021
Scan this QR code to receive a link to join.

QLD Pathways to Post School Life Information Session

A session for young people in Years 10-12 and people who support them.

The NDIA would like to invite QLD students with a disability in Years 10-12, their parents, carers and education professionals, to attend a virtual information session.

This is a session about building skills and paving a pathway to post school life. We’ll discuss a range of NDIS-funded supports and other assistance to help young people build skills to prepare for their transition, and support them in achieving employment and other goals, post-school.

Sessions are offered over multiple dates to allow flexibility for attendees, and will be delivered via video-conference using Microsoft Teams.

Registrations close three business days before the event. Two business days prior to the event, details to join the session will be sent from to the email address you provide at registration.

For any enquiries regarding this session, please contact Please include the session name in the subject line.

Where: Virtual Information Sessions via Microsoft Teams Dates & Times:
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021    1.30pm – 3.00pm (AEST)
  • Tuesday 19 October 2021    6.00pm – 7.30pm (AEST)
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021    1.30pm – 3.00pm (AEST)
  • Wednesday 27 October 2021    6.00pm – 7.30pm (AEST)
RSVP: Please register via Eventbrite 

Year 12 External Exams

All is in readiness for the Year 12 External exams.

The first of the materials has arrived and been secured. Hopefully, students are all prepared with their materials at the ready, their schedule is well known and they continue to complete final revision and other preparations. We are all most grateful that the pandemic appears to be that much more controlled and we will be able to run the exam program under (‘new’) normal procedures.

Best wishes to all students completing these General subject exams.
  • A reminder that we will revoke exam block privileges for any student with other outstanding assessments, or serious behaviour issues.
  • Students have been reminded of the importance of a ‘business-as-usual approach to the exam sitting.
  • All school rules, including uniform regulations, apply. Misdemeanours will be dealt with in the usual manner. 

Year 11

Year 11s and now well and truly into their Unit 3 work programs.

Requests for subject changes have now closed. Units 3 & 4, with the Internal Assessment and External Assessment regime applied, are paired. As such, students cannot change into a subject from now on and must remain in their chosen subject for the remainder of their Year 12 studies.Many of these General subjects will, in fact, complete the first internal Assessment (IA1) by the end of this Term. 

Year 10

There are a considerable number of Year 10 students requesting alternative subject choices in readiness for their Senior program starting next year.

Several have now met the required prerequisites; others have made decisions to alter their ATAR or VET partway options. Many have simply chosen to select a different elective. This remains a slow process, as many classes are now full, and waitlists apply. Most importantly, the Year 10s have been clearly advised that the exact Core subject class group listed on their subject offer may not be the ones they remain in. As students are granted these subject alterations the class groups and class sizes of the core subjects tend to change. We will balance up these as we conclude the request processes. Students will, of course, still keep the core subjects they chose; it just means that they are in a different class, say GenEng2 instead of GenEng5, on a different Line.

We do not ever entertain student requests to swap between core subject class groups. Students are not to consider who is the teacher of any particular class, or which students may or may not be in that class group.  

Peter Shaw
Assistant Principal Senior Curriculum

Electives Year 8 & 9 2022

We are still working on electives for 2022.  

Once this part of the timetable is finalised, we will send out elective offerings to students with information on how changes can be requested

Katrina Nicholson
Assistant Principal Junior Curriculum

Year 12 Key Dates

  • Friday 8 October - Formal payment due
  • Thursday 21 October - Year 12 Last Day
  • Friday 12 November -Senior Awards Night
  • Tuesday 16 November - Graduation Liturgy
  • Thursday 18 November - Year 12 Formal 
Cathy Cooper & Nigel Ward
Head and Assistant Head of Year 12

Year 11 Key Dates

  • Friday 12 November - Year 12, 11, 10 Awards Night
  • Monday 22 November - Year 11 Exams commence
  • Monday 29 November - Year 12 2022 Leaders Camp
  • Friday 26 November - Last official day Year 10 & 11
Matt Carroll & Hannah Richardson
Head and Assistant Head of Year 11

Year 10 Key Dates

  • Friday 12 November - Year 12, 11 10 Awards Night
  • Monday 22 November - Year 10 Exams commence
  • Wednesday 24 November - Locker Exchange
  • Thursday 25 November - Year 10 Twilight Cruise CANCELLED
  • Friday 26 November - Year 11 2022 Peer Support Training
Kevin Cornor & Belinda Faulks
Head and Assistant Head of Year 10

Year 9 Key Dates

  • Friday 29 October - Year 9 Currumbin Sanctuary excursion
  • Thursday 11 November - Year 9, 8 7 Awards 
  • Wednesday 24 November - Locker Exchange
  • Friday 3 December - Last official day Year 9, 8 7
Nicole Browne & Matt Geyer
Head and Assistant Head of Year 9

Year 8 Key Dates

  • Wednesday 24 November - Locker Exchange
  • Sunday 28 November - Year 7 & 8 Parish Connect Mass
  • Friday 3 December - Last official day Year 9, 8, 7
Peter Carroll & Lauren Hutchinson 
Head and Assistant Head of Year 8

Year 7 Key Dates

  • Monday 8 November - Year 7 Immunisations #2
  • Thursday 11 November - Year 9, 8 7 Awards
  • Sunday 28 November - Year 7 & 8 Parish Connect Mass
  • Friday 3 December - Last official day Year 9, 8, 7

Jacqui Sheehan & Matt Hurley
Head and Assistant Head of Year 7


All Year 11 2022 VET students (accompanied by a parent) are required to attend the VET Induction Meeting which is being held in the Doyle Centre on Wednesday 20 October 2021 (6.00pm – 7.30pm).  The evening will include relevant Training Organisations presenting followed by Q&A, registration and ordering of uniforms.  See EdSmart Broadcast for more information.

Next week, we look forward to representatives of Defence Force Recruiting visiting the campus during lunch on Monday 18 October 2021 in the P&F Courtyard.  Interested students are welcome to seek one-on-one advice from serving members on the wide variety of opportunities available.

Representatives from ACU will be visiting our campus during morning tea on Tuesday 19 October 2021.  With students finalising their QTAC applications, this will be one of the last opportunities to access face-to-face contact with university representatives.   ACU will be set up within the Year 12 lunch area and are happy to assist with any questions students may have. ACU is a great option for students who require a more personal approach to their studies.

The Griffith Uni Early Offer Scheme has extended its QTAC application deadline to Sunday 24 October 2021.
More Information 

A Surveying and Town Planning business who have offices in Tweed Heads and Nerang currently have a position available for a student interested in pursuing the USQ “Spatial Science- Surveying” course whilst working full-time.  To apply, send your resume to  For further details, visit the Marymount College Careers Centre.


Year 12 school leavers interested in carpentry might like to consider the TAFE QLD delivered 10 week paid training (completing Cert 1 Construction) and 3 weeks of full time paid work experience which will provide them with a pathway at a future career in the Construction Industry.  For further information contact Smart Employer Solutions on 13 30 24 or complete an application online or visit the Marymount College Careers Centre.
Jason Hamilton
Head of Careers/VET

Cows Create Careers

The Year 9 Agriculture class (9DTFFPP2) have just taken part in a Zoom meeting with schools from Victoria and NSW, and one from the Darling Downs.

The students were asked to design their own milk packaging and give a presentation about their product. They also participated in “Dairy Bingo” and a dairy trivia quiz. While this was happening, they heard from Industry leaders about the technology support needed for modern dairy producers. “It seems there are a lot of employment opportunities available in a lot of different fields”, said Chloe Logan (Year 9). We need to thank Dairy Australia and the Cows Create Careers Coordinators who support getting calves into schools and giving students the chance for this exciting learning project.

Students from this class have also been busy in the garden growing and harvesting a variety of greens as well as learning and producing crops hydroponically. Proceeds from the sale of these greens is going towards Catholic Mission.

Chris Larkin
Agricultural Science Teacher

Robotics Championships

Last weekend, two teams of Digital Technologies students took part in the RoboCup Championships.
They performed admirably, and are already strategizing on their return in 2022!
Our thanks to parents and friends who came to the University of Queensland to cheer them on during the day.
Airbus and CSIRO were in attendance during the day, showing off their developments.
Airbus is investing in 3d virtual modelling to layout and test their defence medivac helicopters prior to production, saving over 6 months of building.   Their tech team has grown from 2 to 15 as a result!
CSIRO was fresh from the World Robotics Championships in Kentucky USA, where they came a not-so-shabby Second Place! 
The Worlds involved locating items underground in caverns, so the robot couldn’t use the traditional satellite GPS.  CSIRO has developed a mapping tool that scans the tunnel or cavern, enabling the robot to understand it’s environment.
Good to hear the mechatronics, programming and digital solutions created by technology graduates are proving themselves valuable.
More to come about the RoboCup next newsletter, direct from the competitors.

Kylie Mathers
Head of Technologies

House Competition

Throughout the year we have the House Spirit Trophy competition running, whereby students can gain points for their house through participating in various activities and events, representing the College and by receiving Principal’s Awards.

We finalise the points at the end of term 3 and the results for 2021 are:

Spirit Trophy 2021 
1st    Bulimah – 540.2
2nd    Patanga – 446.9
3rd    Allambee – 444.0
4th    Katandra – 416.7

Congratulations to all the students in Bulimah on another win to go with your victories in the swimming, cross country and track & field carnivals!

With the spirit trophy finalised, we have also come to the end of all of the house competitions for 2021 and therefore the overall champion house (FA Shine Trophy) winner can be announced. 

FA Shine Trophy
Overall Champion House 2021
1st    Bulimah 
2nd    Patanga
3rd    Katandra
4th    Allambee

Massive congratulations to House Captains Tom Nicholson & Mya Mitchell and all of Bulimah house on your perfect winning year in 2021!

Queensland Indoor Netball 

During the school holidays, the Indoor Netball Federation of Queensland held their state championships in Ipswich. After 4 full days of netball, we had two of our students be selected in the state teams (unfortunately due to covid there won’t be any national championships this year for them). Congratulations to both Harlow Faaee and Chelsea Edwards on making the 12 & under INFQ All Stars!  

Netball Achievement

At the beginning of the school holidays Ruby Dawes in Year 7 was awarded Sportsperson of the Year for the Southport Carrara Netball Association, it’s awarded for sportsmanship by coaches in the association. She plays in the U13/14 competition for Allstars and was awarded the sportsperson award for her team and then received the award for most points for the whole association (all grades). Congratulations Ruby!

Surf Life Saving

While the Surf Life Saving season is just kicking off for 2021/22, I was made aware of an outstanding achievement by three of our students at the 2021 Queensland Youth Lifesaving Championships. Amy Newton, Eadie Sangston and Chelsea Smyth were the winning team in the Under 13 Female Board Relay – a team comprised completely of Marymount College students! Well done girls and good luck for the new season. 

State Age Netball

During the recent school holidays, Netball Queensland held the Nissan State Age Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Whilst we had many students in various teams competing over the four days, special mention needs to go to Indi Brennan and Sophia Mattar who were members of the Hinterland District 14 purple team. They won all their pool games on the first two days to qualify for division 1 – positions 1-8 in the state. After losing their first game on the third day (by just 2 points), their team regrouped and beat all the other teams in their division. All other teams in division one lost two or more games over the last two days, therefore Indi & Sophia’s team won the State Title for 2021! Congratulations girls and good luck for season 2022!

Futsal & Soccer

Over the recent school holidays from 27/09/21 to 30/09/21, Ben Kinloch represented South Coast at the Australian Futsal Schools National Titles in Brisbane. Over the course of 3 days his team went undefeated in all 8 of their matches, playing some spectacular futsal. Unfortunately, as so often happens in Grand Finals, things didn’t go their way with the opposition playing out of their skin and Ben’s team lost their only game of the tournament, coming away with the runners up medal. An outstanding effort nonetheless. 
Ben arrived home from Brisbane on the evening of the 30/09/21 and immediately backed up the following morning to participate in the Premier Invitational Soccer Tournament from 01/10/21 to 03/10/21, one of the most prestigious junior football tournaments in south-east Queensland. This tournament sees representative clubs from the National Premier League travel from all over Queensland to compete in a 9-match series played over three days. Ben played for Magic United, a community “non-representative” club team who were invited to participate due to winning the minor premiership in the local Gold Coast League this season. Being merely a community team up against representative NPL clubs, Ben’s Magic team were given zero chance of winning and barely a faint hope that they may be somewhat competitive. 
In a real life “Rocky Balboa” story, Ben’s team unluckily lost their first match 1-0, then went on to claim the scalp of every single NPL team in the competition. They won the tournament in their final match, with Ben scoring the winning goal with 4 minutes to go and claiming the Most Valuable Player of the Tournament with 4 Man of the Match performances out of the 9 games (as voted by the Referees). 
Whilst the quality of football Ben and his team displayed over the course of this tournament was outstanding, the sportsmanship they displayed off the field was even more impressive. Upon the full-time whistle of the final match of the tournament, when it became apparent that victory was official, their first instinct was to run the 100 metres length of the field en masse to congratulate and celebrate with an opposing team that ran 2nd in the tournament. 
Suffice to say, Ben did Marymount proud over the school holidays, both on and off the sporting arena. Congratulations Ben!

More Futsal News

Harry Piaud and Brandon Mayne represented South Coast in the 15 boys team in the Queensland Invitational Futsal Championships. Unfortunately, the National Schoolboy Championships the boys were initially selected for couldn't be held due to COVID

Brandon was the joint top goal scorer for the competition with 16 goals across the four days of competition. Both boys played a key role in the team's win and were crowned State Champions for 2021!

Finn Knowles also represented South Coast in the 16 boys and the team made it to the semi-finals but were narrowly beaten by the team that went on to take the state title. He was outstanding.

Marymount College would have been not only very proud of the skill level these boys displayed but importantly they are to be congratulated on their demonstrated commitment and sportsmanship.

Following the tournament Harry and Brandon have been invited to join the 15 Boys Gold Coast Team for the Queensland State League and the other welcome news is that Finn Knowles was selected for the Queensland Elite 17 Boys Team to compete in Fiji in 2022, however he has had to turn down the invitation. Congratulations boys on the great achievements!

Student Sporting Results

Any student who achieves outstanding results in any sporting field and wants to be acknowledged in the newsletter needs to make sure they let Mr Balym know about the results. This information can be emailed directly to 

Trent Balym
Sports Program Leader

All Schools Touch Football Competition

The senior boys started their tournament later on Friday with a win against Ambrose Treacy College 7-4, with tries to Henry (2), Max, Jimi (2), Joe and Marc. This was a great way to start the tournament.

The second game against Beaudesert SHS was another win 6-2 (Henry, Joey, Max(2), Jack and Aidan); as was the final game against Centenary Heights SHS 5-3 (Jaxon, Marc, Max, Joe and Charlie). So at the end of Day 1 we were undefeated. All of the boys had had to step up during the course of the day and we were all feeling positive about the next day.

Day 2 started off with our hardest game, The Cathedral College (last years winners), and the boys were all pumped up. The whole team played their best game so far but unfortunately went down 1-7 (Joe). After the game, the feelings were still high as everyone recognised the effort that had gone in and the focus turned to the next two games. These final two games, St Columban’s College and Rochedale SHS, ended with two wins 7-3 (Kyden, Joe( 2), Max (2), Henry, Jimi) and 6-4 (Max (2), Jimi( 2), Jack(2).

This left us with a 5 win 1 loss record, 2nd in the pool. The top team in each of the 6 pools went through to the finals, along with the top 2 2nds based on points differential. Unfortunately, we ended up 4th and our tournament was over.

Throughout the tournament, all of the boys learnt a great deal about teamwork and the game of touch and represented Marymount College fantastically. Thank you to all the Year 12s who will be leaving us, while 2022 beckons to the rest.
Michael Nesdale
Touch Football Coach
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